- Staff Attorney – Immigration Legal Service
Staff Attorney - Immigration Legal Service
About Korean Community Center of the East Bay
Since 1977, Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB) has been uniquely positioned to serve the Asian community in the Bay Area. After the 1965 Immigration Act which allowed for an influx of immigrants from Asia, KCCEB was one of five Bay Area organizations developed in the 1970s to support the resettlement and community health of Asian immigrants and refugees. KCCEB has evolved into a unique entry point for Korean and other immigrant children, youth, adults and families who have nowhere else to turn to for their essential support, including health access, social and legal counseling and case management, mental health, tobacco cessation education and support for survivors of IPV.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Staff Attorney will provide service and legal supervision of the Immigration Integration Program, for its immigration legal services and civic engagement efforts. The Immigration Integration Program received an accreditation from Department of Justice in 2011, and has been providing legally authorized immigration services.
Case Management (90%)
- Provide direct representation and/or oversee 400-600 naturalization cases(N-400) annually;
- Oversee fee-for-service program, revising and amending immigration legal service fee scale, as necessary and appropriate;
- Provide legal consultations, information, and referrals to clients regarding immigration law;
- Prepare applications, supporting documentation, motions, and legal briefs on behalf of clients in support of a variety of legal processes including family-based petitions, adjustment of status, consular processing, fraud and criminal waivers, petitions to remove conditions on residence, asylum, VAWA, SIJS, T and U visas, removal defense, bond, DACA, naturalization, and citizenship;
Supervision & Management (10%)
- Ensure maintenance of DOJ OLAP accredited staff and/or volunteers;
- Recruit, train and supervise program staff, interns and volunteers who assist in the provision of direct services;
- Recruit, monitor and supervise pro bono attorneys working at legal clinics or taking on individual cases and provide guidance and training as needed;
- Conduct community outreach and education regarding immigration law and policy and the civil rights of non-citizens;
- Represent KCCEB in various community collaborative, including the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative, and other ad hoc collaborative relating to current political climate;
- Coordinate KCCEB’s immigration clinics with Korean American Bar Associations;
- Lead the fund development efforts in identifying, cultivating and pursuing new funding opportunities;
- Ensure meeting grant deliverable and timely reporting to funders.
- JD from ABA accredited law school or foreign equivalent law degree
- Good standing with the California State Bar
- Deep understanding of the needs of immigrant and refugee populations with limited English proficiency
- Have 1-3 year experience in working with immigrant and refugee population
- Bi-lingual in English and one of the following languages: Korean, Cantonese/ Mandarin, Spanish
- Experience in fund development and program development preferred
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for KCCEB’s mission,
- Valid California Driver’s License, clean driving record and insurable.
Compensation and benefits
0.6-0.75FTE (24 hours to 30 hours a week). Annualized Salary: $92K.
Full medical, vision and dental benefit available for 0.75FTE (30 hours a week)
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to email@example.com. Please include the position title in the subject line of your e-mail application.